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Guyana—‘Land of Many Waters’....................................................... 1

Kaieteur Falls....................................................................................... 3

No 66 Village, Corentyne, Berbice.................................................... 5

Dedication............................................................................................ 7

Foreword............................................................................................. 13

Introduction.......................................................................................... 15

The Heart of the Sun—Poem............................................................ 18

The Village—‘Home’.......................................................................... 20

The Village Map.................................................................................. 27

When the Dogs attacked.................................................................... 28

The House Afire................................................................................... 37

The Family Home................................................................................. 40

The Home/Temple—Picture............................................................... 44

Free My Mind—Poem......................................................................... 45

Working Out With Papa...................................................................... 46

Pandit Budhram Mahadeo ‘Papa’..................................................... 50

Back-dam Adventures......................................................................... 56

Rajkumaree Mahadeo ‘Mama’........................................................... 67

Mid-Flight—Poem................................................................................ 70

Celebration of Holi (Phagwah)........................................................... 72

Louis Aja............................................................................................... 77

Mahashay Raghubir Aja...................................................................... 80

Little Boy Knee deep in mud—Poem................................................ 83

The Reef Farm..................................................................................... 85

Fountain of life—Poem....................................................................... 87

Learning to be a Pandit...................................................................... 89

Body To Mind—Poem........................................................................ 93

Baby Rats............................................................................................. 98

My purpose . . . . PLEASE?—Poem................................................. 103

The Village Master’s Roost................................................................ 107

My Self-Analysis—Poem.................................................................... 109

Playing Cricket with the Gang............................................................ 111

Of Roses and Thorns—Poem............................................................. 114

The Raid by GDF Soldiers.................................................................. 116

The Beast in me—Poem..................................................................... 120

Lesson in Discipline............................................................................. 122

2001The Funeral Pyre—Poem........................................................... 127

Finding Our Dog Rio............................................................................ 131

Under the Tamarind Tree—Poem...................................................... 137

Our New Car......................................................................................... 138

Out! Out! Out I Say—Poem................................................................. 142

Buying Contraband.............................................................................. 144

Ashes Sown To The Wind—Poem.................................................... 147

Be Still Dear Heart—Poem................................................................ 149

Dr. Cheddi Jagan’s Visit..................................................................... 150

Meeting the Swan—Poem.................................................................. 154

Sunday Morning At The Beach........................................................... 157

Rivers Of Blood—Poem...................................................................... 161

Lunging Alligator................................................................................... 162

This Cruel Life—Poem......................................................................... 167

Life . . . What Is It?—Poem................................................................... 169

The Papaya Medicine Tree.................................................................. 170

Religion! God’s Way?—Poem............................................................. 172

No 68 Primary School........................................................................... 174

Against My Better Judgment—Poem.................................................. 180

Confusion’s End—Poem...................................................................... 182

The Dark Side of Me—Poem............................................................... 185

Waywardly Meandering-My Mind—Poem........................................... 186

Dew Drops—Poem............................................................................... 188

A Tribute ‘Mama’—Poem..................................................................... 190

Shafts Of Light—Poem.......................................................................... 194

Misery—Poem........................................................................................ 196

About the Author..................................................................................... 197

 

 

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